Summer wedding at the Orangery, Kensington Palace

Aug 21, 2014 | Journal

Annabelle and Edauardo married last year in the height of summer in the gorgeous surroundings of The Orangery, Kensington Palace.

Firstly it was impossible not to be inspired by the gardens. They were exquisite, I was really taken aback by the diversity and outstanding beauty and had to pay tribute to that with our displays. Secondly Annabelle is a larger than life character and her enthusiasm was infectious. Adding pops of colours and fragrance was as much about her personality as the venue.

We set about creating a garden feel to the arrangements by adding movement and texture from interesting foliage, especially jasmine, a special request by Annabelle. The smell was divine!

As you know, I am a big fan of peach  especially when you mix it with pastels; blush pinks, champagne, and ivory so it’s fresh and summery. And I also love a rose. So Juliet, a David Austin rose was the focus flower. It’s full, round shape and lovely colour helped make generous, and fragrant, arrangements.

Annabelle’s wanted something different for her bouquet. We came up with a tear drop, trailing affair, and she carries it very well in the photo’s. Especially with her fab shoes!

These wonderful pictures were shot by Kirsten Mavric. I’ve been lucky enough to work with her before so you may recognise her romantic yet fresh style on another blog post, Rhona & Pete.

I really loved the flowers for Annabelle and Eduardo’s big day, and I hope you enjoy these pictures.

stunning silver bowl filled with summer flowers The light and airy Orangery suits natural, textured arrangements Annabelle’s lovely tear drop bouquet in summery colours, taking a rest! The happy couple Annabelle’s lovely trailing bouquet made from peach roses, pops of coral peony and trails of jasmine generous candelabra display filled with roses, hydrangea, peonies and trails of jasmine